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, we decided to ask for a little bit of help. you got it, it's texas, america's top state for business in 2012. it's the third time to the loan star state has taken top honors, you're looking live at texas memorial stadium. let's take a look at why texas is number one. >>> for six years in a row, we kris crossed the country to look for the states that were best for business. and in 2012, nobody does it better than texas. america's top state for business scores 1600 out of 2500 points. the best infrastructure, the third cheapest cost of living. quality of life is 35th, education 26th, and cost of doing business at 28. that may seem surprising in a state with no individual income tax and no corporate tax, but the six and a quarter state sales tax and relatively high profit taxes hurt. the economy in texas improves to the fifth best in the nation which is what rick perry was talking about in his brief run for government. >> there's a reason that caterpillar moved their manufacturing to the state of texas. >> up employment in texas is down to 6.9%. they weathered last year's budget crisis
in texas. tom. >> caller: boo-yah from tyler, texas. we love your show. >> i have been to tyler, texas. i went to a used car dealer there. it was called the caveat emptor corporation. there's some truth. >> caller: we believe in that in texas. acquisitions as a means to grow and expand while simultaneously considering selling off their crown jewel mine in indonesia's mining laws. a huge export tax on unprocessed minerals. considering that and the ginormous mine mongolia ahead of schedule to ship copper cheaper by train to china than fre port can ship by sea from indonesia my question is, is freeport a bunch of boo-yah or a lot of hoo-ha? >> this guy tells the truth. i remember when the stock was 70 and he said it was expensive. when it was yielding 4% was the time to pull the trigger. now you have to wait for a pull back. you just outlined the truth. all people care about is china growing at 7% or 9%. you recognize the tremendous value and he's very careful about indonesia and your qualification that it's chavez-like, i totally agree. stick with freeport but don't chase it. also from texa
expect. i'm confident that they can be beaten. i want to go to logan in texas. logan. >> thanks for taking my call. >> boo yeah. >> my stock is beacon roofing. the stock hit a 52 week high. i decided to pull that. with earnings coming out next week i was wondering if now is the time to buy. >> you have to be careful because there was big storm damage last year and they will have difficult comparisons going in. i don't want you to trade it. i ended the call. i would rather see you take profits and get into it lower. if they do it how about jack in texas? >> what is going on jim? >> just painting a little bit. i might sell this for like $500 million. >> boomer center. i'm in texas. i wanted to throw that out there. i had a question about the company amrc renewable energy efficiency company out of massachusetts. i'm a brand new investor, just started in december of 2011. i made about 20% off of zinga investment and i got out early, reinvested in this amerco. i'm curious what you think about the stock, where the industry is heading if i would be safer in something with a dividend yi
here on capitol hill. >> thank you so much for that. meanwhi meanwhile, texas does it again. the top state for business in 2012 in cnbc's annual study. in fact, texas has never done worse than second place. governor rick perry says they're gom coming there because texas is still the land of opportunity. >> you know what else they say? read my lips, no income tax rates in the state of texas. anyway, many thanks. programming note for tomorrow. i'm going to be live from washington. very special guest, former federal reserve chairman alan greenspan and house republican majority leader congressman eric cantor. coming up next, tonight's show. remember when president papa bush said read my lips? no new taxes? look where that got him. now, president obama said, obama tax was a mandate, not a new tax. oops. we're reading his lips. is he going to suffer the same fate. it's all up next on "kudlow." ♪ [ male announcer ] this is our beach. ♪ this is our pool. ♪ our fireworks. ♪ and our slip and slide. you have your idea of summer fun, and we have ours. now during the summer event get an e
special on nbc news. >> mexico has more oil than texas and more than iraq. >> that was a long time ago. slowly but surely the mexico oil suffered from taxation and interference. production plummeted. but phebgs yo's presumed president elect champagned on changing mexican law to allow private investment. >> if mexico was able to significantly increase once again its oil and gas production, and since we sell 90% of what we export to the united states, this would contribute very significantly to what we would call north american energy independence. >> so their oil production has been climbing for the last five or six years. oil production is the opposite of weight. it's really easy to lose and very hard to gain back. >> and the russians, they began to decline. >> the mexican government is scared to death, they tax and their gravy train is dying in front of them. >> you have glimmers of enlightenment, and it usually involves russia. you see it over there that identify made sense to private ties -- >> you just tried to pigeon hole me in this whole thing. what would you do without somebody
,000 or 3,000? we have the ultimate bull bear debate coming up. >> that's polarized. plus texas instruments is getting ready to report its earnings which could have an impact on the trading tomorrow. instant analysis of those numbers coming your way. in the meantime, let's take a look at how we wrapped up the day on wall street. dow finishing down by triple digits. 101 points to the down side. you think we were down right early on, down by 239 points. we really came back a long way. nasdaq still down by 35 points. s&p off by 12. as we saw, stocks finishing lower. but you know what, it could have been a whole lot worse. fell a lot more than that. managed to post a late rebound. closed down by 101 points. nevertheless, this is the eighth straight week. blue chip index closed lower on a monday. >> yeah. fears about europe and the economy pushed down stocks more this week. with us today larry from barclays. ryan jacobson from wells fargo advantage funds. bob, what do you think? where do we go from here? what are we to make of today's big drop at the open? then this -- bit after comeback. >> wel
to charlie in texas. charlie! >> caller: hello, mr. cramer. a big texas booyah to you! >> i'm going to send that right back to you. >> caller: i'm an employee of tyson foods. i put 10% of my income in their stock purchase plan, they contribute another 25%. i can sell it and put it into something else like cellgene or harley davidson, which i owe a little of. i wonder if i should after this downgrade. what would you do if you were the ceo of tyson foods? >> first of all, you're doubling down. never a big doubling down user. you already work, there you got a paycheck from there. i don't want to you put more money in that. you have 10%, that's not bad. tyson is a commodity company and they're going to have to rely on the high price of food, of corn, of the different crops. i got to tell you, i don't think corn is done going up. so i say be careful. if i were tyson, listen, it's the business you've chosen. there's not much can you do other than ride the wave of commodity pain right now. josh in new jersey. josh. >> caller: hey, jimbo. b-b-b-booyah. i got news on johnson&johnson, that there was
chevron is the best major oil company in the company right now. let's go to charlie in texas. charlie! >> caller: hello, mr. cramer. a big texas boo-yah to you. >> i'm going to send that right back to you. >> caller: i am employee of tyson foods. i put 10% of my income in their stock purchase then. they contribute another 25%. i can put it into something else, like cell gene or harley-davidson, but i'm wonder if i should after that downgrade. i'd like to know what would you do if you were the ceo of tyson foods. >> first of all, you're kind of doubling down. you already work there, you get a paycheck, i don't want you to put more money in that. i respect the fact you have 10%, that's not bad. but tyson is a company that's a commodity company and they are going to have to reline on the high price of corn, of the different crops, and i got to tell you, i think corn is not done going up. i think it goes higher. i got separate reports on my own. i say be careful. if i was tyson, it's the business you've chosen. there's not much you can do other than ride the wave. josh in new jersey. josh
like underarmour. that apparel complex is coming back. i want to own lululemon. now to ryan in texas. ryan. >> caller: boo-yah, jim! this is ryan from the lone star state. i will be a freshman next year in high school. >> love it. >> our stock is first energy. >> when first energy was yielding 6% i had the company -- i had to coax them on. i said you're the buy of the century. that's a terrific utility. that merger was fantastic. at this point i like duke more than i like first energy. may i go to terry? wow, in georgia. >> caller: hey, boo-yah! >> boo-yah, terry. >> caller: your thoughts on ccl, carnival cruise lines. is it a buy? >> it's okay. do you know who's got a cruise line that's humming? disney and they have espn. go with disney, not carnival. vinny in new york. vinny! >> caller: jim, big boo-yah from new york. forget about it. >> i like it. what's up? >> caller: what's going on, brother? i have a quick question about amrn. we are a a week away from approval instead of slowly creeping up to $18 it's going back every day. what's going on? [ buzzer ] >> this is a biotech i'm w
we were the only ones who heard it. scott in texas, scott. >> caller: jim, boo-yah, home of the houston, texas, the football team of texas. >> future home of jeremy lin because new york doesn't want to play up. what's up? >> caller: bmy. >> bristol myers. >> caller: do you feel this will have a favorable or unfavorable effect on the bmy shares if they are, in fact, successful in their effort to make the acquisition? >> i think it's huge. i was in mexico talking about how brilliant this acquisition would be. it will help deal with the patent cliff. bristol myers is one of the greatest companies in the world. i want to go to chris in new york right now. >> caller: how are you, jim in boo-ya h. i would like to know about orex they arapeuti therapeutics. >> these are all battlegrounds. and one of the things that i said about vivus that was very clear was if you owned it, i would sell half of it. this group is very volatile. if you want to speculate, i'm going to bless it, but just don't be greedy. ed aing between the lines to find investing ideas is one of the greatest things
texas in ttermediate up 22 cen cents. we're getting reports from officials greece will need restructuring and put a lot of pressure on the dow. perhaps we shouldn't be surprised but the market is reacting as though it's another leg of bad news. >> i don't think anyone is surprised, the reality setting in. everyone is hoping this will not be the case, that the macrodata won't turn south. everything is continuing to be weaker and weaker and more concern. the market's doing exactly what it's supposed to do. >> for the first time in a couple months, i'm hearing the recession word again, whether mr. geithner talking about the fiscal cliff in the news media this morning, he used the possibility of slipping back into recession. >> that's been going back and forth for a while and everyone's been saying it's not going to happen, not going to ppen. the macro data reports have been telling that story and forewarning it. it's a confirmation of that reality. >> we tested technical levels a little bit and key indices bounds off those. what are you watching? sn>> it was 13034 and we had br
announced texas was the stop state in the country to do business in, today scott is back with the worst state to operate in for business. the name is coming next. then president obama signing an executive order giving the white house authority to take control of the internet in emergencies. really? why some are worried about that kind of power. we'll have a heated debate we'll have a heated debate coming up, stay with us. >>> welcome back, on this program yesterday, scott cohn gave us quite a show as he unfailed the top state in the united states for business. >> in a state where they do everything big, we decided to ask for a little bit of help. >> you got it, it's texas, america's stop state for business 2012. the third time that the lone star state has taken top honors. >> as with any competition you have winners and losers, so who came in at the bottom this year? >> we'll tell you here, part of the rich political history. we were celebrating all day yesterday. counting down the top five, but there are losers, and consider this the flip side. >> if there are top states, it means ther
was one of the deadliest in the united states. we are remembering the 13 killed at ft. hood, texas, in 2009. the 32 killed in virginia tech in 2007 and the 14 killed at columbine high school in 1999, just to name a few. we just also remind ourselves that evil people do evil things. these senseless acts of violence are not indicative of our great country. joining us now is former miami police chief john timine for the minister of interior in bahrain and bill owens. governor owens, thank you both for coming on. you were governor at the columbine tragic high school shooting. when you got up this morning and heard about this aurora story what was your first thought? >> larry, just exactly that. here we ego again. what a tragedy. it wasn't that many years ago we had columbine. here we have the same sort of misguided, sick individual that kills innocent people. i agree with your comments. this is a great country. crime has been falling dramatically. we still have these sorts of challenges and we are living with one tonight again in colorado. >> before i get to chief timine, bill, what ha
want to own lululemon. i want to go right now to ryan in texas. ryan? >> caller: boo-yah, jim. i'm from the lone star state. i'll be a freshman next year in high school. >> love it. >> caller: our stock is first energy. >> you know what, when first energy stock was yielding about 6%, i had the company on, i had to coax them to come on. listen, you guys have to come on because you're the buy of the century. that is one terrific utility. that merger was fantastic. >> buy, buy, buy. >> at this point i like duke more than i like first energy. may i go to terri, wow, georgia. >> caller: hey, boo-yah. >> boo-yah, terri. >> caller: your thoughts on carnival cruise line. >> it's okay. i lack a catalyst, carnival. you know what, you know who has a cruise line that would be humming? disney. i want you to go with disney, not carnival. i need to speak to vinny in new york. vinny? >> caller: a big boo-yah from new york, forget about it. >> i like you, what's up? >> caller: i have a quick question for you about amarin. slowly creeping up to the $17, $18 mark, it's going backwards every day. what's go
in a moment by republican conference chairman jeff henderling of texas and utah republican mike lee. senator, look. to me this is a great opportunity to help the economy. instead, class warfare gets in the way. now it's an opportunity to cause a double dip recession. why did it have to happen this way, senator lee? >> it didn't have to happen this way. it shouldn't have had to happen this way. it's not the fault of the american people that congress hasn't done the hard things, that congress hasn't made the decision to cut where cutting is needed. raising taxes is not going to help the situation. yet that is what's happening. in the process of raising taxes, we are not only not going to solve the problem because 94% of our deficit still remain intact. what we are going to do is kill 710,000 jobs according to ernst & young, jobs from the people who can least afford it. they are not top 1% jobs, mind you. >> jeb, welcome back to the show. we appreciate it. you will be our last bastion. please tell us there is no chance the senate bill will pass the house. no class warfare. no tax hikes on succe
123. nasdaq is off about 1.25%. >> texas instruments on deck to report its results after the bell. should you buy the stock ahead of the second-quarter earnings? >> which will come first? dow 20,000 or dow 3,000? two market watchers each looking the other way. we will debate their stance in the next hour. stocks for your p? with the fidelity stock screener, you can try strategies from independent experts and see what criteria they use. such as a 5% yield on dividend-paying stocks. then you can customize the strategies and narrow down to exactly those stocks you want to follow. i'm mark allen of fidelity investments. the expert strategies feature is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. [ male announcer ] while many automakers are just beginning to dabble with the idea of hybrid technology... it's already ingrained in our dna. during the golden opportunity sales event, get great values on some of our newest models. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> today's stock sell-off bad? nothing compared to th
, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. >>> welcome back. christine he will forward, the director of the international monitor fund and former finance minister of france. i spoke to her about the imf report and a critical decision on a decision to directly inject capital into spain's bank. >> i think it was critical for two reasons. >>> i think it is critical for two reasons, the investments from the imf to the banks, as a result it does not impact on the sovereign debt level of that sovereign, which is what spain was so concerned about. that is number one, number two, it goes directly to the bank, i mean they're going to define how it is organized and whether they hold shares, or any other instruments that would be convertible into the capital banks, depending on the status of the banks. it will consolidate the banks and help them to lend appropriately to the real economy. and it is what the esm should be doing with its money. >> what else needs to be done in terms of creat
'll pass. i look at texas and other states, there is great uncertainty, nobody knows what's happening, and we just don't have leadership. i have never seen a mess like it, and neither have you maria. >> you're right, it's really unbelievable. certainly i have never seen this country as divided as it is. >> and you have never seen this country with the kind of hate red it's got and republicans and the democrats -- have you ever seen where the hatered is this intense? >> right, and we need leadership to bring us together. >> leadership is the one word. somebody asked me before what is the answer? it's leadership. the president has to get everybody into a room and make a deal. now, i think something is going to happen after the election, but they have to get into a room, they have to make a deal otherwise this country is in big, big trouble. you look at what's happening, big, big trouble. >> what are the ramifications of doing a deal after the election? i guess we have a market sell off leading up to the election? >> it's a long time, and there's no guarantee after the election. there's
of texas. >> wow, texas, new york, i like it. what's going on? >> caller: my stock is threshold pharmaceuticals, thld. >> this stock had a monster move. you know, this is like the targets technology. biotechnology i like. i'm not backing away provided you regard it as a speculative play and not health care. how about jamie in maryland. jamie? >> a beautiful thank you boo-yah to you. >> nice. what's up? >> caller: national cash register company. >> i cannot believe they are doing as well as it is. national crash is the old nickname. it's finally turned. i believe in retail. retail is good. my hat is off to bill nudie. he did it right. took a little time but you have figured it out. nick in wisconsin. >> caller: hey, jim. how are you? >> all right. how about you, nick? >> caller: first of all, a wisconsin b-b-boo-yah. >> we always want a stuttering wisconsin boo-yah. >> caller: my question of the day is should i buy the etf gld? >> yes. i like it. [ buy, buy, buy ] i believe in the end europe has to print money and that's the trigger to buy gld. get in ahead of it. evelyn in flori
in texas. >> reporter: this is mike from texas. tractor supply. >> i got to tell you, i am not su sure. it is still expensive. and people are getting cheaper. >> caller: i'm calling from north carolina. my stock is honeywell, hon. >> i like honeywell. i prefer to buy it between 50 and 51 after what happened to cummins, inc. reerl may grandson want bs your opinion on disney. >> my take is that as the stock comes down, you want to pull the trigger as the travel trust will do right along with you. let's go to elizabeth in ohio. >> caller: thanks for helping me and the next generation of investors. my company is goodrich, gr. >> it's done. ring your register stock. sell, sell, sell, sell. let's go to michael in new jersey. >> caller: cramer, i love your show, you're doing a good job. xls. the president retired. >> with that information i'm going to put it on hol and find out why. i'm not going to give you an answer until i know because i did not know that myself. james? skraerl bo . >> caller: boo-yah, james. >> what's up, my friend? >> caller: it's an investment, not a trade for me. >> se
. are you ready, skee-daddy? mike in texas. >> caller: mike from big d and my tractor supply is tso. >> yes, i went there and i went to route 31 in plympton, new jersey and i don't know if the climate is right for it, because this climate is playing havoc and it is expensive and people are cheaper. i say stay on sold, and don't buy. jane. >> caller: from highlands, north carolina, jim. >> good to have you on the show. >> caller: my stock is honey well, hon. >> i like it and buy it between $50 and $51 with what happened with cummings, inc. >> caller: boo-yah, jim. my grandson jim wants to know about disney. >> well, after the a&e deal as the stock comes down, pull the trigger as my charitable trust will do right along with you. elizabeth in ohio. >> caller: boo-yah, jim, and thanks for helping not only me, but the next generation of investors as the nieces and the nephews get into the game. my company -- >> that is what i want. >> caller: my company is good rich, gr. >> ring the register time, and sell, sell, sell. let's go the michael in new jersey. michael. >> caller: cramer, i love your s
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am from baltimore south carolina... bloomington, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. >>> stocks gyrated throughout the day and investors are jittery. profits are the mother's milk of stocks. so alcoa kicked off with a one penny beat after the company substantially cut back on guidance. when is a beat a beat? let's bring in distinguished investor ken heebner, capital growth management. i don't want to rain on your parade to buy america. ford, p & g, they are all slashing guidance. this beat gain doesn't do much for me. what's your thinking? >> we have a problem with the rest of the world. europe is in a deepening recession. china is facing a slow down. india and brazil disappointed so you need to focus on earnings coming from the united states. ford is doing well in north america. they have growing losses in europe. we have to focus the portfolio. >> if you have this falter. gdp growth. manufacturing drop below 50. >> first i would make the poi
's attack on private equity continues. today the president went to texas for another fund-raiser and villified business by saying the american economy will only grow by growing big government spending. public investment, that's the code word. new numbers out today say the tactic is backfiring. let's talk quickly with our friend polls ter scott rasmussen. best in the country. are there numbers on this? the romney attack on bain capital and the attack on business. you know, entrepreneurs can't survive unless government backs them up. what do the numbers tell us? >> first, the attacks on bain capital and mitt romney have had an impact. 41% say romney's business record is raising the vote against him up 7 points from earlier in the year. people trust him more on the economy. people believe businessmen seeking their own profit, trying to grow their own company will do more to create jobs than policy makers. when we asked the specific question who creates more jobs, what's the better way to go, venture capital companies or government programs, by a 57-27 margin people say it's v
of course tonight obamacare repeal. joining us is andy card, now the dean of the bush school at texas a&m university. andy card, as always, welcome back to the show. >> thank you. >> i think you may have heard mr. ben jealous talk about the lack of specifics from mitt romney, and particularly, i thought ben's last point, you know, for a small business people and the african-american community, entrepreneurs, how do they get credit, how do they break through on contracts, these are things it seems to me that all small business people want. and maybe mr. romney hasn't given it a enough thought, hadn't had enough specifics, in general, not just to the naacp. >> well, it's too early in the campaign. i happen to think that mitt romney did a terrific job before the naacp convention today. first of all, he did show up. second of all, he was very presidential. third, it was a challenging audience. he allowed the audience to boo, but he did not react in a hostile way. in fact, he was very measured and actually skillful in describing his position. so i thought he did a terrific job. and i actuall
of a percent. or 45 points. s&p down, 1380 and nasdaq, 2940. gold down. and west texas crude. and in the 87 price range. if you're not feeling the pain from the euro crisis, you probably aren't far removed from it. there's a euro. taking a look where the problems are happening from the deutche bank and its employees. >>> a weakening euro makes revenue shrink for a bank based in germany and that's as costs are rising. deutche bank's single biggest cost is compensation. with 39% of revenues going to compensation costs in 2011 says it will lay off 1900 employees. the euro still hurts those who stay outside the euro zone. for the vice presidents and above, it's a driver of their bonuses and creating another more ral drag for the german juggernaut. let's say in february, they gave you $100,000 euro bonus worth $132,000 at the time. a third paid up front and another third in deutche bank stock and another third in cash and the last two parts are paid over three years. deutche bank shares have lost 35% since february and accompanied by other financials. the euro has lost actually 9% meaning the do
at wellpoint and took the two largest dual opportunity states, california and new york and added in texas and florida you're looking at over 100 billion of dual revenue in the next several years and individually we had great assets and collectively we have assets that meet the market needs that nobody else can replicate right now. >> thanks for speaking to us first. >> thanks for having me. >> now a market flash. >> thanks, mandy. watching shares of facebook up today more than 3% at 32.68 on the news that facebook is planning to launch a josh posting site and an impact on linkedin taking it down 5%. >>> china is spying on you. like never before apparently. see how they're doing it and what exactly they want. >>> and we showed you the running of the bulls from spain. the wall street bulls however not quite following the lead today. we also have great video of another kind of bull. a bull shark. this 10-year-old caught it off the texas coast of the gulf of mexico. hoorah for the kid and sent it straight back out to sea where it belonged. >>> the story behind this amazing picture. yeah. two
to see you. >> good to see you. >> ty. >>> we have a preview of texas instruments and apple. but first mary thompson who's got a breakdown of mcdonald's second quarter numbers. >> hay there, ty. battling higher costs and weaker consumer both of which pressured the top and bottom line in the second quarter. the giant missing estimates by a nickel, $1.32 a share. currency impacted profits seven cents a share. on its first conference call as ceo, don thompson saying the change of management isn't a change in strategy. they're aiming to increase guest counts for the margins. global same store sales rose and down from the first quarter. they were also positive in all regions though net income did fall in europe and mcdonald's receives 40% of the profits, also down in asia pacific. the company saying that the chinese consumers are reacting to a slower economy in that country and in europe, france and germany held up pretty well despite the concerns going on in the eurozone and felt in the southern economies in europe. along with higher labor costs, mcdonald's also seeing commodity costs pick
be disappearing. texas the latest state to start charging sales tax for amazon products. see what it means for amazon investors. the bull case for rim. we found an analyst who says now is the time to buy into this down beat tech giant will we'll talk to him live. all that coming up in the next hour. >>> first squawk on the beat, retail giant walmart turns 50 today. it's not the only retailer celebrating half a century of success. courtney reagan looking at how walmart stacks up to other 50 years old out there. >> good morning to you, carl. today might be the half century birthday but does mark for other retailers, target, kohl's, they turn 50, too. 1952, first forgot, kohl's in brookfield, wisconsin and sam walton opened the first walmart in rogers, arkansas, 50 years ago. they didn't go public overnight. target october 15th, 196 67. the stock split three times since. 50 cash dividends since the ipo, averaging four a year in the last decade. kohl's began in 1962, it wasn't incorporated until 1988, going public may 19th, 1992 at $14 a share nonsplit adjusted. at the date of the ipo kohl's h
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. before the bell we'll get earnings from mcdonald's and texas instruments is the one to watch. coming up later this week a busy week, apple and netflix will report quarterly earnings. tomorrow facebook takes the spotlight. it will report earnings for the first time as a public company. still with us is michael crofton. let's talk about earnings. they have not been a disaster p.m. weaker than what we've seen in the last couple of quarters. what are we learning about are corporate profitability. >> well, i think earnings have been better than expected in many instances. i think i mentioned earlier about 70% of companies that reported have beaten reduced expectations but they've beaten. shown that management is focused on these economic difficulties. they got -- they have done a good job of fortressing their balance sheets, reducing redunncies in their models. i think if we can get through these problems in a couple of quarters it's a good opportunity to buy some of these stocks. however, if the problems persist for more than another quarter or two and we get into a real problem in this cou
cap stock go to joyce in texas. joyce? >> caller: yes, jim, i'm asking you about a particular company called donna herd. >> people didn't like the quarter. i like the guys who run this company, i think a terrific opportunity and ne'er-do-wells, johnson controls are, coming back, dana sherher is a name. i want to own t jerry in california. >> caller: boo-yah, cramer. >> boo-yah. >> caller: company analyst too much of the quarter [ inaudible ] >> i don't know. i have to get the ceo on of magic jack that one is too hard for know understand what the metrics r i hate to punt like that go to scott in new jersey. scott? >> caller: hello, boo-yah to the compass of wall street. >> i like being that true north, right? let's go. >> caller: okay. with the increase in dividends at amikko eagle, is there any hope for them now? >> a quarter not so bad, cost $600. got more growth than barak. in the end, i'm going to send you to the gld. conservative. i don't mind that name. hey, becky in illinois. becky? >> caller: hi there. big boo-yah to you, jim, from marion, illinois. bob and i are wanting to kno
taking it off the table. let's go to barry in texas. >>. >> caller: thank you for taim taking my call. kirby. >> this is very similar to what's happened to a lot of oil and oil service stocks. i can't buy it here because there's not balanced budget a turn yet in the business. jonathan in iowa. jonathan. >> caller: boo-yah. hey, cramer, i love your show. calling from cedar rapids. >> nice to have you. >> caller: i'm 26 years old anticipate looking for long returns. what do you think about tesla? >> tesla to me is very expensive. i've got enough problems with the blue chip. don't need to speculate. >> let's go to dakota in virginia. which is an oddity in itself. >> caller: yeah. >> yeah. you're on. >> caller: travel zoo? tzoo? >> no. i mean, here's another one. trip adviser is tough. we just had kayak come public. these stocks are all high. the last one i want to own is the zoo. i have enough problems with the cougars, i don't need that menagerie. let's level the play. take the privileged investing tools of wall street and make them simple, intuitive, and available to all. distill all t
standpoint, if they have to continue to pay brent prices and sell in a market that's dominated by west texas i'm not sure how they make money and make the capital investments that those old facilities need. >> john thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >>> coming up on "squawk box," billionaire investor and entrepreneur donald trump on jobs, politics, john roberts, the economy. >>> and then new jersey governor chris matthews joins us at 7:45 eastern. "squawk" will be right back. . the top academic performers surprised some people. so did the country that came in 17th place. let's raise the bar and elevate our academic standards. let's do what's best for our students-by investing in our teachers. let's solve this. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. we believe the more you know, the better you trade. so we have ongoing webinars and interactive learning, plus, in-branch seminars at over 500 locations, where our dedicated support teams help you
, and that would be crude, look at west texas crude up nearly 3% today, back above $92 a barrel. it is down 9% from where it was, but today's close is the highest closing level since the month of may. brian belski, what do you think is next for oil? >> we think people have overreacted, and people are realizing the market is not melting down. >> but this has to be a worry, art, about what's going on in syria, the bombing yesterday of that tourist bus in europe, and these enflame fears, don't they? >> yes. today, rising oil prices temporarily help the averages and that got us up, but the increase in the fears are not reflected in the treasury market so far and certainly not in the equity market. so if we make it through the weekend we'll see if europe reasserts. >> let's talk about microsoft and google. >> i think the key to both of those names is to continue to show signs of organic growth in the kind of quality earnings growth that investors are going to those names for overall within tech, too. >> it's a very interesting parlay there. you have microsoft coming out with it's own tablet, and google
.p.s. and texas instruments lowering forecasts citing increasing uncertainty and in u.p.s.'s case a double digit drop off in asian exports. are these bellwethers sounding the alarm? >> at&t with a pretty solid quarter, stronger wireless margins, low turn. smaller than expected drop off in iphone activations ahead of the release of the iphone 5. >> some say that could be good news for apple which is of course reporting tonight. the streets open at 10.36 a share. >> the pain in spain continues. yields crack 7.6% on the ten year as eurozone pmi contracts again. moody's officially warns that germany is not immune. first up, shares of u.p.s. falling in the premarket. the package delivery company reporting earnings of $1.15, two cents below estimates. revenues missing forecasts as well. u.p.s. also lowering its full-year outlook due to the economic uncertainties in the u.s. and europe and weakness in asia imports. meantime, texas instrument's current quarter guidance below estimates as well the chip maker citing consumer caution in the wake of global economic uncertainty. guys, i'm trying to think bac
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? >> reporter: it was virginia last year. >> and then texas was the year before -- yeah. but you don't want to do that. texas was the year before, right? >> reporter: texas was the year before, so yeah. >> i think you could figure that the state that's best would be the same state every year unless you subjectively look at different things each year. >> reporter: no. it doesn't change. >> it does? >> reporter: it does change. we try to keep the methodology at constant as we can from year to year. as i said, grading the states on criteria and so that changes a bit year to year and we have added some more metrics this year because there's more things available but the same basic categories and it does switch from year to year. some of it reflects the economy, some changes in the states and we'll see what -- who came out number one but i'll tell you there's interesting changes. >> when i went to school at colorado, we got beat by one school as the biggest party school and it was university of wisconsin. >> reporter: university of wisconsin. >> i know how you spent your four years up in madison
it all out for us, thank you. meanwhile, we revealed right here on tuesday that texas is the top state for business in our exclusive study. what state did cnbc users and twitter followers pick as their top state, and we have a winner, iowa, thanks to everybody who voted. iowa did pretty well in the official top state studies as well. it placed 12th overall for best states to do business in. is this a good sign for the housing market? next, we'll break down realty tracks latest report for you. and two gurus will square off. and mitt romney coming under fire for drawing a lot of campaign contributions from the financial industry? really? where else would these folks throw their money? my observation coming up. you're watching the closing bell, first in business worldwide. m not have thought of -- fidelity. now you don't have to go to a bank to get the things you want from a bank, like no-fee atms, all over the world. free checkwriting and mobile deposits. now depositing a check is as easy as taking a picture. free online bill payments. a highly acclaimed credit card with 2% cash back int
the tax return? texas governor rick perry said release your taxes, chris christie has said release your taxes. he's going to release this year's taxes. right? they want him to release more taxes. why? why should he? >> romney's argument today in our interview was that he's not going to give the left 100 pages, 1,000 pages as he told me to go sift through, 20 to disse the rest of the summer and make that campaign. romney does not want his wealth to be an issue. i spoke to haley barbour, he said he has to get this stuff out there or it's going to be a distraction. but romney's whole campaign is digging in because they do not want to play the chicago-style game when it comes to wealth. they're going to put it right back to romney and play hardball. >> hang on, stay with us. joining us now is our special guest top romney surrogate, former new hampshire governor john sinunu. the governor, as always, welcome back to the "kudlow report." let me read what you told reporters on a conference call this morning. and isle quote, the president clearly demonstrated that he has absolutely no idea how t
to stimulus at all. an investment management group out of texas. i urge people to go to the website and read three independent research papers that don't define what the fed is doing and some of this money throw into banks as a stimulus. >> paul, what's your read as you watch thetivity on the street. >> the markets remain very sensitive to the possibility and prospect that we might have more policy action from the central banks. we agree that coordinated action is a possibility. i also agree that that's not really going to be any kind of a solution. also we have some people talking about the potential of getting a banks license. that has as some positive impact on the markets today. a lot of folks in europe agree with that. >> all right, gentleman, thank you so much. you know the headline he was just mentioning out of europe, come across it about 3:00 in the morning. that pry has more to do that what we're seeing today, the market has been following every move. >> i also think it's partly because the fed telegraphed what they're going to do. and to say a day as early as next week. and they'r
the gulf coast of texas and into louisiana, showers and storms with that heavy downpours and quite a bit of lightning. it's the southern tier of the nation continuing to stay on the stormy side. northward that's where things will be pleasant. enjoying sunshine, seasonable temperatures. we'll find mostly 80s and 90s across some of these areas and back to the west, mostly staying dry in those spots. hot in some areas, particularly in the deserts where we'll find some 100s. focus no doubt with the rain along this boundary. moisture flowing northward. so that will keep the threat for rain around. that boundary is going nowhere, at least through the end of the week, so we'll keep things wet. in terms of the numbers, well, maybe 1 to 2, 3 inches of rain possible in some of these spots from the lower mississippi valley, tennessee valley and back into the carolinas. wet times for the end of the week. back to you guys. >> thanks so much, alex. >>> let's talk about yahoo! this morning. yahoo!'s board slated to meet today to meet the company's ongoing ceo search ahead of tomorrow's shareholder meet
if you are debating leaving the game altogether. stay with cramer. our market after the close. texas instruments not that good. we got that and moody's changed to negative for germany, for luxembourg, netherlands.
by texas, yankees, st. louis and san francisco. in sixth, the team that used to be number one or close it to, los angeles dodgers coming off an awful season, owners putting them in bankruptcy, concerns about safety. last year, ticket sales plummeted 17% and clear many who did buy tickets weren't showing up to the games. one year later, tickets up 13%, averaging 41,000 fans per home game which would nearly fill most stadium, lead the nl west. new management is a long way from recouping the $2.1 billion purchase price, there's a different feeling in dodger stadium. >> for us, in between lives, we try not to worry about it. it certainly makes a difference when you look up in the stands, you have 35, 45,000 people cheering for you. it makes a difference. >> easy for play others to play, more excited to come play and meaningful for people sitting there watching them and more of them. >> we have supporters and have to put a good product on the field and will focus on it now. >> even though dodgers are sixth in ticket sales, because the stadium is so much larger than all the other stadiums, i
usage. >> the summer's been a little hot. >> summer's been okay so far. our company is heavily in texas, you probably don't notice it's been raining in texas the last couple of weeks, hot weather in texas wouldn't be a bad thing. >> we have to run but this deal gets done over dinner at boule, and i also understand i don't know if we have a picture of this, you just climbed kilimanjaro? >> yes, july 4th. >> any last-minute deal refinements at the top? >> i had to take a satellite phone, when you're in the shadows of kilimanjaro the cell phone doesn't work because the satellite is on the other side of the mountain. >> you were negotiating as you were climbing? >> you know, you get the deals done when you get the deals done. >> i take that as a yes. >> david, i want to thank you very much for coming in and congratulations again on the deal. >> thank you. thank you for having me. >> thanks for being here. >>> coming up next on "squawk box," guest host and senator pat toomey of pennsylvania will talk about how to fix the economy and howard dean will join the conversation. between listening t
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